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Saigas [Posts: 158] Logged
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  • [October 08, 2009, 07:06:55 AM]
Concept Sprite (Arcanist)
« on: October 08, 2009, 07:06:55 AM »
I have only a front view, but this is my concept view for the Arcanist, a class of Mage that serves as a counterpart to the Sorcerer (Kletian), and is the basis of my original character, Garynhardt Saigas.  Because it is currently nothing more than a slightly edited compilation of various body parts, it is way over the color limit, but I intend to sort the palette out after hearing your general opinions on the way the character looks.  It may also be slightly too tall, on account of its hat, but the hat can be edited to a smaller version if necessary.

EDIT: Concept now uses the hat from Elidibs rather than the Black Mage. Elidibs' hat looks more befitting this particular sprite, as well as less comically large.

EDIT 2: For some reason both Gimp and Photobucket converted the image into JPEG from its original BMP after I saved it, so now the colors are all screwed up.  This will be fixed later.

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  • [October 08, 2009, 07:14:06 AM]
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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2009, 07:14:06 AM »
I think it would look cooler if you used Elidibus' hat instead of the Black Mage's.
Other than that I think you're fine for now. I'd work on the palette next before continuing, though.
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  • [October 08, 2009, 07:19:15 AM]
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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2009, 07:19:15 AM »
Yeah, palette is the next big thing to work on. I just wanted to get his body squared away in its shape mainly. And I'm actually thinking of going with Elidibs' hat, as well.  It will look a bit less comical than the Black Mage's.
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  • [October 08, 2009, 04:18:04 PM]
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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2009, 04:18:04 PM »
Elidibs' hat looks better. Looking good though.
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  • [October 08, 2009, 05:58:12 PM]
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« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2009, 05:58:12 PM »
Not bad, I guess. I don't know how well the Knight body works on this one, but the sprite doesn't look too wonky. Keep at it. And save as PNG, if you're having trouble with BMPs.
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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2009, 04:27:57 AM »
UPDATE - I came up with a color scheme for his torso and legs based around Elidibs' hat, whilst keeping the original colors from the Archer's boots to use on the boots and gloves. The cape I made red because it seemed to be the color that best complemented the browns in the hat.  Also, I removed the neckerchief due to color constraints.  The sprite is now exactly 16 colors, though they may have to be changed to keep him from looking like a Red Mage knock-off.

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  • [October 09, 2009, 04:45:53 AM]
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« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2009, 04:45:53 AM »
the brown is too similar to the red.
I'd modify one of them.
The boots and gloves are too similar to the archer's palette; I'd change that too.
You're doing good, though. Keep at it.
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« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2009, 04:55:00 AM »
Okay, then I have a question.  What colors would look good on this thing? Because I'm going for something dark, since this is supposed to be an opposing counterpart to Kletian (who dressed in silver and gold), but I'm paranoid about going too dark against a black background.
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« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2009, 05:34:59 AM »
Well, like I said on IRC, I'd use the brown from the hat for the gloves and boots to save palette space, and then use maybe a black for the body portion. If you need a black palette, grab them from my Rena sprite.  :P

The cape could also do with a new color, I feel as though it clashes a bit.
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« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2009, 12:23:04 PM »
I like the current color you have for the boots and gloves, but definitely change out the red. I say use a dark green, if you can. If you're stuck on using brown, you could easily use the dark brown from the Cockatrice for the hat and clothes...I guess.
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« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2009, 04:06:06 PM »
Yea, change the red. Other than that, looks good.
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  • [October 10, 2009, 02:32:37 AM]
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« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2009, 02:32:37 AM »
Good concept, but yeah, fix the colors.
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  • [October 10, 2009, 09:10:20 PM]
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« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2009, 09:10:20 PM »
EDIT: Update had formatting issues, see my posts below Kafei.

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« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2009, 10:21:10 PM »
I think black for everything except the cape is a bit much. Maybe leave it on just the torso and hat, and use something else for the gloves and boots (maybe a light brown). I was going to take a crack at various color schemes, but you posted it as a JPG (tsk, tsk!) and the quality suffers as a result. Always try to post in PNG for future reference.
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« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2009, 10:24:15 PM »
It was supposed to be bmp. From now on I'll post as PNG or BMP directly. No more frickin Photobucket for me.
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« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2009, 10:37:06 PM »
Here's my reposted update, now fixed and in proper format.
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« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2009, 12:00:17 AM »
The darkest shade around the legs and gauntlets looks like it's been done incorrectly. It borders on outlines. Also black is a bit too much for this sprite. I like the old browns. He could really use a different color for his hat and boots, at the very least.
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« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2009, 12:54:07 AM »
The darkest shade is a color that wound up going into the Black Palette, so I tried to swap it out for a dark shade of green to match the cape while separating itself from the blacks.  Didn't really work very well, I guess.
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« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2009, 01:28:58 AM »
UPDATE

Went with the browns from the Archer's boots again for the boots and and gloves.  Also provided a Front Left view for more accurate critiquing.
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« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2009, 01:38:49 AM »
I think that looks better but is something wrong with the shoulder for the diagonal view? Also for the head/hair, there seems to have black/green outline around the eyes there, the back of his head.
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